Sunday, September 12, 2010

Waltzingmouse Release Blog Waltz

Hi! Welcome to the September release blog waltz for Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Five new stamp sets are being released today, now available for purchase in the WMS store.

You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog and Belinda will be your next stop. Claire is the start of the waltz, so you might want to head there first if you just happened to visit me today! :)

I've saved some of my favorites for last, using Nutcracker Sweet and Musical Backgrounds.

First up a gift bag and tag. These are so fun and easy to make and great to have on hand. I just started with a Kraft gift bag purchased from Target and added some decoration.

I stamped, colored, and cut out the tree and Nutcracker for the bag portion. The background was created with the Musical Backgrounds set. The scalloped bit was stamped using a swag stamp from Nutcracker Sweet. I have so many more ideas for this stamp and can't wait for more time to play around. One thing I love about Nutcracker Sweet is that Claire has included other languages' translations of Merry Christmas. For my bag, I used the German sentiment: Frohliche Weihnachten.

Some close ups for you..



Here is the tag, made with one of the gift tag images included in the set. The background was stamped with one of the solid music images, and the border was punched with a Martha around-the-page punch. I trimmed off the second set of scallops.

And now a little home decor - I thought the images from Nutcracker Sweet were too sweet not to put them on display! This is a Christmas garland, a festive way to Christmas up any space. I took some step-by-step photos as I was making this, so I'll skip the details and you'll have to wait for my tutorial! :)

And some close-ups..



As usual, Blog Waltz prizes are up for grabs for two lucky commenters! One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments left on one of the Design Team blogs, the other will be chosen from the comments left on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog. So let us know what you think of the new release! The contest ends at 11:59 pm EST Tuesday, September 14th. Winners will be announced on the WMS Blog.

Thank you for stopping in today, I hope you've picked up a few of the new sets - they are too much fun! Belinda is your next stop on the hop!

Anya

Recipe:
Nutcracker Gift Bag
Stamps:
Nutcracker Sweet, Musical Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke - Stampin' Up!; Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Kraft ribbon - Stampin' Up!; Copic markers - Imagination International; Double loops punch-around-the-page - Martha Stewart Crafts; Kraft gift bag - Target; sewing machine

Nutcracker Garland
Stamps:
Nutcracker Sweet - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
Other: Copic Markers - Imagination International; Standard Petite and Scalloped Petite Ovals Nestabilities - Spellbinders; Rectangle punch - Fiskars; Ivory satin ribbon - Target; Dazzling Diamonds glitter - Stampin' Up!

95 comments:

  1. Anya I love everything. Your nutcracker garland is adorable!

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  2. Anya, the giftbag is just divine and that Christmas garland is absolutely exquisite!! Beautiful projects, both of them :)

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  3. Certianly a gift bag wotrth saving and given to someone very special. The garland is a great idea.

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  4. I am amazed at what you created! I love everything! Exactly my style!!! Can't wait to get my hands on those nutcrackers!!!

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  5. Great job on the garland! The gift bag is lovely.... a very regal nutcracker image!
    DeniseB

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  6. Oh my, your bag and tag and garland are all just BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  7. Beyond fabulous!! Love that banner so much! You rocked this set!

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  8. Anya, love it! That music set is stunning.

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  9. Love the giftbag and tag and your garland is such a great idea that I may just pinch it. lol

    Chris

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  10. Anya I love what you've done with this stamp set - it's so elegant and gorgeous.
    Hugs, Anne.

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  11. Gorgeous, or as Claire would say, FABBY!!! Love both projects and I'll be eagerly awaiting the step by step tutorial!

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  12. I am really loving the new Nutcracker Sweet set...so versatile. That gift bag is amazing and would have to hold a very special gift.

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  13. That garland is stunning!

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  14. What inspiring projects, Anya! Very simple, yet very elegant! Wonderful job, thanks!
    Kris, Wadsworth, OH

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  15. So Cool! I love your garland! It's just fantastic!!! Your coloring is gorgeous! And I would love to recieve a gift in a bag like yours!!!!!!

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  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bunting !

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE the bunting !!

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  18. Anya, I very much like how you arranged the nutcracker and music stamps to decorate the bag and to make that garland. It looks great.

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  19. The garland looks AMAZING on those ovals, and I love the way you made the scalloped edge on the bag! Fabulous projects, Anya!

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  20. I hope I have time to make lovely gift tags this year with this set. Wonderful samples, Anya.

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  21. I love this set the best, and your interpretations are splendid! Now I cannot wait for my order to arrive. Garlands, tags, gift bags and of course, cards--what lovely ideas to play with.
    And MY stamping time is increasing this month,too with the DH's hockey season getting underway, I am guaranteed a minimum of 3 hours extra per week to get crafty.

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  22. Perfect gift bag and what a great banner! Beautiful job.

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  23. This bag is gorgeous! The new stamps are amazing!

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  24. Love your gift bag and tag - especially the tag! It's simply beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  25. WOW Anya! LOVE the beautifully decorated gift bag - that tag is unbelievable & that string of garland is fabulous! You did an amazing job coloring all those wonderful WM images!

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  26. Your added decor on the bag just makes it so special. A person will greatly treasure the bag just as they will the gift. I love the garland too. Can't wait for the tutorial.

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  27. Fabulous examples, Anya! Love the packaging idea especially - so fun!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  28. Love the garland - what a fun idea - I'll have to make sure to do one for my fireplace this year.

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  29. Your gift bag is so cute.... and that garland is stunning, I would be very proud to display that in my home!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  30. Your banner is lovely!!! Great idea!

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  31. Gorgeous creations! Love them all!

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  32. I love your gift bag and tag. The way you used the swag stamp to form the scallops on the bottom of the decorative band was brilliant. The mantel banner is a great idea as well.

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  33. Oh, my gosh, this is gorgeous! ALL of it! Love the banner -- that's a lot of coloring, but I love it.

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  34. Love it all! This is my favorite new set! Your banner is outstanding!

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  35. fabby creations . . . love the garland idea!

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  36. Love the garland! Best part of it is that you could make it as short or as long as you need for the space you're using it in!
    Sue

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  37. Love the garland! Best part of it is that you could make it as short or as long as you need for the space you're using it in!
    Sue

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  38. Love the designs on your bag an tag Anya - and your galand is so festive - what a super decoration for the holidays!

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  39. Love your garland. Can't wait to try this myself.

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  40. Beautiful work! It is interesting seeing the many different ways the Nutcracker set can be used. Thanks for using them for decor--LOVE IT!

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  41. This is wonderful!! Love the scallops on your bag! Thanks for the chance to play : )

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  42. Oh, I'm feeling very Christmassy now. Love the bag and bunting.

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  43. Everything is so beautiful, Anya! Wow, you did such a wonderful job with the nutcracker! Thanks!

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  44. Great idea for a banner - TFS! My youngest used to collect nutcrackers and it brings back fond memories!

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  45. Beautiful gift bag! a wonderful gift on it's own!
    Love the garland too what a great way to decorate the Christmas Hearth!

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  46. WOW! Someone will be very lucky to get this gift bag. Just Beautiful!
    Pat

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  47. How beautiful Anya! Love your garland and that packing project is fabulous!!

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  48. wow! amazing projects! the banner is fantastic!

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  49. You have been a very busy colorer and cutter outer...look at all those trees and nutcrackers. gorgeous creations and card.

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  50. Such beautiful coloring, I need to learn how to do that!

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  51. What a great gift bag! Sometimes we (I) forget that we can make something special out of something ordinary.

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  52. Awesome projects! Really love the garland! Thanks for the idea!

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  53. Great garland and I love just using the head of the nutcracker on the tag---beautiful!

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  54. Wonderful creations....especially love the garland! Such great ideas.

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  55. My jaw dropped when I saw all the beautifully colored images for your garland. Oh my! And who wouldn't want to receive a gift in your gift bag. The bag and tag are gifts themselves! Wonderful job.

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  56. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! SO... if I dont win a stamp set can I win a DT Goodie??? LMAO! That garlandand gift bag is SO AWESOME!!!!

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  57. Really?! whoa! I thought maybe Nutcracker Sweet was the one set I didn't HAVE to have this month but now that I've seen it used in so many great ways I think I've changed my mind.
    Thank you very much! Really. :) Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations

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  58. I love how you colored these gorgeous stamps! So stunning!

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  59. The gift bag is fab and the garland just stunning, it really shows the versatility of this stamp set, gorgeous work!

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  60. Hello Anya,

    What a wonderful gift bag you made! I love it that you stamped everything, not used printed paper, but all made from the stamp sets! Looks perfect this way, with the cute nutcracker and pretty tree! The music in the back fits perfect!
    And the decoration is a lot of fun!!! What a nice garland, fun idea! Love your wooden fireplace as well!

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  61. WOW! I'm blown away by all your BRILLIANT idea! FANTASTIC work!

    Judi xx

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  62. I just love your giftbag and tag set! You've done an amazing job! I have to get that set for sure. TFS

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  63. What a fun new set! So versatile and great for the holidays!! Wonderful projects, love it!!

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  64. I so LOVE the coordinating ensemble here. Bag, card and a banner?! So fun! Great color work!

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  65. Wowzer!! I am really loving the double (single) loop tag!!

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  66. Oh my, what a cute little gift bag! Well done Anya! :)

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  67. What a sweet bag - the recipient will know that what's inside must be extra special because the bag itself is such a delight! Great job!

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  68. Just stunning. I may have to try the garland.

    Carrie

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  69. What a clever project! I love the garland and the glitter around the trees is the perfect touch!

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  70. What wonderful ideas for this months release! Love how you went completely outside the box on Saturday and created snowflakes from teeny trees!

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  71. Love, love, love the Nutcracker gift bag- definitely need to CASE this one! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. I love the music backgrounda and swag on your card, it's perfect!
    Thanks, Candy

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  73. I love both projects you did, they are just outstanding.

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  74. Just loving the gift bag and tag. They look very easy to re-create. The garland looks great too!

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  75. Your tote bag and tag is wonderful, and I just LOVE the garland! I think I want to make one this holiday season . . . .

    Chris L.

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  76. What great ideas! I want to start playing now.

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  77. Great holiday decoration and gift bag!

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  78. Its amazing to see how different the stamps can be used. Love your projects!!
    XX Kathi :-)

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  79. Ack!! What adorable garland..Love it. And another fantastic gift bag. I think I need to make a few..Thanks for the inspiration !!

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  80. Outstanding Anya...all I can say is WOW! Not only are your a creative genius, but your blog header is like a permanent advertisement for WMS. You ROCK!

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  81. What great designs. The card is faabulous and the garland is cuter than anything I have seen.Great Work!!!

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  82. I love that witch. She looks like a couple of people I know from the side. lol your card is wonderful. You do such good work.

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  83. Wow! I cannot imagine the amount of time it took you to color all of those images. The music works so well placed on the diagonal.

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  84. Gosh Anya......you've outdone yourself!! These are fantastic!! Definitely reminding me that Christmas is on its way and I need to get myself started on this year's handmade cards!! Aye-o. xxx

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  85. Such creativity!! Gorgeous creations.

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  86. Absolutely fabulous projects. I love, love, love this set...just don't like colouring in though.

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  87. Anya, I love what you did with this nutcracker! What a great gift set! You create so many gorgeous things! TFS!

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  88. Love the beautiful gift bag and tag! I love how you made the stamps from the different sets work together.

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